Inktober Part Nine

Well, Julia is almost back to normal, and after I guilted her into creating some art for today, she diligently gave us two more works. Day Twenty-Three’s prompt is “Rip,” and Julia wanted to go a different route than the obvious choice. So, she used “Rip” as R.I.P.

Here Julia is standing in her classroom when she sees the homework assignment: “Work – Pages 1 to Infinity.” The shock of so much work kills her, and her spirit flies to Heaven. I thought it was an interesting way to take this prompt.

Day Twenty-Four’s prompt is “Dig,” and again Julia took the less popular road and defined it as digging someone you like. Here, a boy is starry-eyed for a girl in his class – which Julia says is definitely now her, because “Ew” – and the girl doesn’t even notice.

Julia said she would work on more prompts tomorrow, as there are only seven left for her to complete.

Inktober Part Eight

While Julia has been rolling along with her Inktober artwork, she has run into a little snag. She was home sick yesterday with a stuffy, runny nose, as well as aches and pains.

Unfortunately, she had math homework last night and was unable to get three pieces out for you guys today. She apologizes, and hopefully, we’ll have some tomorrow.

Day Twenty-Two’s prompt is “Chef,” and being a South Park fan – yes, I’m a terrible father – Julia drew Chef from South Park.

I expected her to be holding a pot or some other delicacy, but Julia decided to go basic. I still think it turned out well.

(You can click the picture to embiggen.)

Inktober Part Seven

Inktober merrily rolls along, and Julia has been ramping up her artwork. Day Nineteen’s prompt above is “Dizzy,” and looks like she’s gonna hurl.

Day Twenty’s prompt is “Coral,” and you can see her moving through the briny deep.

Finally, Day Twenty-One=s prompt is “Sleep,” and here is Julia sleeping, head on desk, in school. I think this is the funniest of today’s trio.

Inktober Part Six

Inktober is still rolling along, and Princess P is still keeping up with the daily prompts.

For those of you new to this post, Inktober is an art challenge where people around the world draw artwork after they are given a daily prompt. The drawings have to be in ink, and there is one prompt for every day in October.

We’re up to Days 16, 17, and 18. Day Sixteen’s prompt is “Rocket,” and Julia decided to draw a rocket with her inside. I have no idea why she has that expression on her face, nor do I understand why she would be wearing a top hat. It’s still funny nonetheless.

Day Seventeen’s prompt is “Storm,” and Julia took the prompt very literally. That’ll be the last time she takes out an umberlla during a lightning storm. The look on her face is great.

Day Eighteen’s prompt is “Trap,” and while most people doing Inktober drew Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar, Julia decided to walk a different path. I asked her who the trapper was, and she said, “Just some random guy with weird knees.” Okay then.

Inktober Part Five

Happy Sunday Everyone! I’m spending the weekend in fabulous Frederica, Delaware at a weekend lacrosse tournament with Erik. It’s being held at a multi-turf complex, and dozens of college recruiters will be on location scouting prospective college players. Since the Chinese Wuhan Virus decimated Erik’s season, this is his only real chance to make an impression.

That said, the show must go on, and we continue with Julia’s Inktober challenge. Above you can see Day 13’s prompt, “Dune.” Julia decided to tip a hat to the Frank Herbert novel and the film adaptation. I love her recreation of the Sandworm, and the girl chastising it for losing at Uno.

The prompt for Day 14 is “Armor,” so she used one of the guys from “The Greatest Showman” in an armored suit. I think it came out pretty well, considering.

Day 15’s prompt is “Outpost,” and here she made herself an tower archer, who seems like she would rather be anywhere else at the moment. Have fun storming the castle!

Inktober Part Four

Continuing the Inktober series, the Day Ten prompt was “Hope,” and here Julia drew herself, hoping for her favorite YouTube artist’s Jazza’s Jazzy Art Box. The box is incredibly expensive, but there’s a good chance she may see in for her birthday. Here she is hoping to get one from Mrs. Earp.

The Day Eleven prompt is “Disgusting,” and while she could have used almost anything for this work, she decided to draw a zombie.

The Day Twelve prompt was “Slippery,” and this is easily the funniest one she’s done so far. Her face as she’s about to fall still makes me laugh.

Inktober Part Three

Continuing along with Julia’s Inktober challenge, Day 7’s prompt was “Fancy,” and since her new favorite movie of all time is “The Greatest Showman,” she decided to draw the two main male characters in their tuxedos.

Seriously, the girl watches this film almost every day; it’s an obsession. She always asks me to watch it with her, but since the male character is Hugh Jackman, I assure her I will watch it when Jackman’s adamantium claws come out and he starts slashing people like they’re Walmart’s low prices.

She did not appreciate my sentiments.

The Day 8 prompt was “Teeth,” so Julia went all out with teeth, braces, and braces surrounding a heart. Julia doesn’t have braces, but the dentist thinks she may eventually have to get them.

Day 9’s prompt was “Throw,” and Julia decided to be the victim in this one, getting hit by a Frisbee… likely thrown by her brother.

Inktober Part Two

Continuing with Julia’s Inktober posts, I added three more days of art, along with their prompts. Day Four’s prompt above was “Radio,” so Julia drew herself enjoying a boombox outside the playground. I think this is the best of the three today, but not my favorite in these works.

My favorite is below. The Day Five prompt was “Blade,” and Julia decided to draw my favorite Marvel Superhero… Blade. I think it came out really well, and she said she drew it for me, using the Blade II movie poster in my man cave.

The Day Six prompt for today was “Rodent,” and Julia spring-boarded off that to create Mickey Mouse.

Hope you have been enjoying these, as I’ll have three more ready for tomorrow.

Happy Inktober!

My daughter Julia has always been a creative cat, and she’s been drawing for as long as I can remember. Between painting, pastels, and even doodles, she spends much of her time watching YouTube videos and otherwise improving her craft.

The Inktober challenge runs through the entire month of October. It was created to help budding artists improve their ink art, and every day has a prompt for the day’s topic.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Julia’s first three days are shown here. Day One’s prompt is “Fish,” which you can see above.

Day Two’s prompt was “Wisp,” (above) and we all had to look that one up.

Day Three’s prompt was “Bulky,” and I think this one was the funniest of the trio.

I’ll post the rest of the work throughout the next two weeks. Some of her stuff is truly amazing, especially when we get to “Blade” and “Slippery.”

Julia, Warrior Princess

Summer is here, and while most of the country is still closed, some activities have returned to normal. The City of Philadelphia’s Art Thief Contest has resumed, and this month the contestants needed to create their version of a ninja.

Hello artists,

This one is more challenging, but I know you will do a terrific job. Send a photo of your completed Ninja to

Julia created the ninja in her image, and was really happy with it, but then complained the hair looks more brown than red. I mean, if that’s her only problem with the art, it’s a rather minor nitpick.